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David Weigel

Features

Saturday, December 31 1994

Just What You Needed: An Interview with The New Cars

The New Cars get ready to hit the road with singer Todd Rundgren.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Talking Oceans Apart: An Interview with Robert Forster of the Go-Betweens

From the other side of the world, one of pop's best songwriting duos slowly gets their music heard.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Back to Happy Times Again: An Interview with Tommy Keene

The dangerous use of power pop, the big label mistake, and the joys of being and not being a sideman.


Reviews

Tuesday, May 23 2006

The Isley Brothers: Baby Makin Music

With producers who know how to package their sound, the Isley Brothers turn out their best album in ten years.


Thursday, April 27 2006

Electric Light Orchestra: No Answer

The release of No Answer and E.L.O. II turns the spotlight on a part of Lynne's career before he was writing pop symphonies transmogrified into schlock by decades of movies and TV commercials.


Sunday, March 12 2006

The Advantage: Elf-Titled

Occasionally we need music that makes no grand statements and demands only to be played loud at a party.


Thursday, February 23 2006

The Gourds: Heavy Ornamentals

The Gourds are a fun, 'try this out' kind of band, and closer to actual country music than alt-country… It’s tough to say whether this will be The Gourds' breakout album, but it sure as hell deserves to be.


Wednesday, February 22 2006

Kaleidoscope: from where you were

It rewards attention and re-listens. It's not music you can slap onto an iPod or run while you balance a checkbook.


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